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City of Arts and Science - Valencia

Valencia, Spain, Loceanografic entrance

Valencia has 86 museums and art galleries. The city is also famous for its towers and its magnificent cathedral. Up to half of the 19th century there are two elegant ports on walled city of Valencia: the massive Torres de Quart and Torres de Serranos. They are about 300 years as a prison and in dry weather, they climb.

La Lonja de la Seda, the silk exchange, is a splendid example of late Gothic architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. No longer traded silk, you can use the huge trade hall Tours. The tower used to be locked the traders who could not pay their debts.

On the outskirts of town Ciencia Museo de las Principe Felipe is a science museum that is part of the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencas of the architect Santago Calavatra. Both the buildings and the museum are worth a visit for both young and old. There is also a large and modern opera house, a museum about technology, laser shows and a movie theater IMAX movies and Oceanographic Park, the largest aquarium in Europe. You get a lot of information about the marine life of thousands of marine animals. Dine in the restaurant while the fish swim around you, this is really a special experience.

The construction of La Seu, cathedral of Valencia has begun in the 13th century and completed in 1482. The three entrances are built in three styles, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. There are two large religious paintings by Goya to see. The museum is the Holy Grail, according to legend, this stone cup that Jesus used at the Last Supper. The cathedral is the Gothic tower of Miguelete one of a hundred bell towers of Valencia.
Also of particular interest includes the Museo Sant Pius V, one of the finest museums or outside Madrid Museo Nacional de Ceramica, with a collection of ceramics from Valencia and the rest of Spain. Istituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM) is also one of the three best museums of modern art in Spain.

At the Plaza de Ayuntamiento are a number of buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. For a lover of architecture, both the city hall and the post office and the building of the Banco de Valencia worthwhile the time spent here. El Carmen, the oldest working-class district of Valencia with its narrow streets, grand buildings, Roman and Moorish ruins is well worth a visit.